New York : Hachette Audio ; Los Angeles : Artists for a New South Africa, p2009.
3 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
"An audiobook benefiting children in South Africa orphance and impacted by HIV/AIDS"--Container.
Read by various artists.
Unabridged recordings of 22 of the 32 stories found in the printed book of the same title.
Compact discs ; disc 3 is an enhanced compact disc.
Presents 22 tales, chiefly from South Africa and other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, as written and told or retold by various authors, and compiled by Nelson Mandela. Some include incidental music by Johnny Clegg or Vusi Mahlasela; five tracks at the end of disc 3 are short songs, some drawn from the stories, by these two musicians.
Multimedia on enhanced compact disc includes a map of Africa showing where the tales are taken from; biographical notes on Mandela and the authors/tellers of the stories; a new illustration depicting a scene from 19 of the stories; illustrations for five more stories along with the URL for a web site to download audio files of these stories; words to the five songs, with English translations; glossary of words, names, and places associated with the stories; and complete track information, showing the title, writer or teller, reader, and country of origin for each story.
Disc 1. Message from Archbishop Desmond Tutu (3:03) -- The ring of the king (Mythical African kingdom) / Jay Heale (read by Alan Rickman) (11:35) -- Asmodeus and the bottler of djinns (South African English) / Alex D'angelo (read by Whoopi Goldberg) (15:02) -- Mpipidi and the motlopi tree (Botswana) / Johanna Morule (read by Matt Damon) (8:40) -- Natiki (Namaqualand, South Africa) / Glaudien Kotzé (read by Parminder Nagra) (4:38) -- The mantis and the moon (San, Southern Africa) / Marguerite Poland (read by Forest Whitaker) (7:47) -- How Hlakanyana outwitted the monster (Nguni, South Africa) / Jack Cope (read by Sean Hayes) (7:03) -- The message (Namibia) / George Weideman (read by Charlize Theron) (6:41) -- The wolf queen (Cape Malay) / I.D. du Plessis (read by Benjamin Bratt) (8:14) -- Musical interlude (:08).
Disc 2. The snake chief (West Africa/Zululand, South Africa) / Diana Pitcher (read by Scarlett Johansson) (6:27) -- King Lion's gifts (Khoi, Southern Africa) / Pieter W. Grobbelaar (read by Ricardo Chavira) (9:40) -- Words as sweet as honey from Sankhambi (Venda, South Africa) / Linda Rode (read by Debra Messing) (4:33) -- Sakunaka, the handsome young man (Zimbabwe) / Hugh Tracey (read by LaTanya Richardson Jackson) (6:32) -- Wolf and jackal and the barrel of butter (Cape Dutch) / Pieter W. Grobbelaar (read by Hugh Jackman) (7:48) -- The guardian of the pool (Central Africa/Zululand, South Africa) / Diana Pitcher (read by Gillian Anderson) (5:46) -- Sannie Langtand and the visitor (South African English) / Alex D'angelo (read by CCH Pounder) (22:23) -- The sultan's daughter (Cape Malay) / I.D. du Plessis (read by Blair Underwood) (15:25).
Disc 3. Van Hunks and the Devil (Cape Dutch) / Annari van der Merwe (read by LeVar Burton) (8:54) -- The clever snake charmer (Morocco) (read by Samuel L. Jackson) (5:18) -- The enchanting song of the magical bird (Tanzania) / Julius Oelke (read by Jurnee Smollett) (6:11) -- The hare and the tree spirit (Xhosa, South Africa) / Phyllis Savory (read by Sophie Okonedo) (5:26) -- The mother who turned to dust (Malawi) / Kasiya Makaka Phiri (read by Helen Mirren) (17:35) -- Fesito goes to market (Uganda) / Cicely Van Straten (read byDon Cheadle) (15:53).
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